Business Study Skills

Skill set expected of an aspiring business student

by Czech College / Thursday, 19 November 2015 / Published in Study MBA in Europe

The fundamentals of business are taught in every MBA program. Accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, statistics, and operations form the primary business disciplines and these skills and are in the expected repertoire for any MBA.

Some programs regard a few areas as background knowledge and expect you to have learned the material before you start your business program. Statistics, economics, and accounting often fall in this group. 

Quantitative Skills

It has been said that mathematics is “the language of business.” But many MBA programs are moving away from the heavily analytical approaches that predominated several years ago and are giving increased emphasis to the “soft” areas of communication and interpersonal skills. Said that, the quantitative elements of business studies have not gone away.

The actual level of mathematical knowledge that you’ll need varies widely from program to program. Some schools expect you to have studied statistics before entering the program. Some will expect you to use calculus on a regular basis. Generally speaking, you should certainly feel comfortable with college algebra and brush up your quantitative skills if they’re rusty.

It’s a tech world out there.

In an ongoing effort to adapt to technological change, almost all business schools have integrated personal computers into their programs. Many schools will require you to have your own laptop. The extent to which you’ll be expected to use a computer will vary from program to program, but you should make an effort to have at least a minimum comfort level with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases before starting school. 

Are you a team player?

One of the ways schools are mimicking the business environment in their academic programs is in the use of student teams. As corporations have increasingly turned to teams to work on projects and to solve problems, MBA programs have converted an increased share of course work from individual work to team work. Many programs now incorporate training in team building somewhere in the program – either as part of new student orientation, in team building workshops, or as a topic in organizational behavior courses.

Teams may be formed for the purpose of one project in one course or they may remain together for months, working on multiple courses. In the often competitive environment of MBA programs, the cooperation required of teams doesn’t always come naturally. Since team work is almost always time consuming, students in schools that use teams may find that activities and even policies on work during the academic year reflect the heavy time commitment of working with others.

Getting an MBA Degree  from Europe 

In today’s highly competitive job market, achieving an MBA from a reputable continental business school is another way to stand out from the crowd.  Employers know that MBA graduates from European business schools will possess international skills – including at least two languages, proven commitment and a flexibility that is a great asset in the eyes of an international corporation.

Czech Col­lege based in Prague  helps and pre­pare stu­dents to man­age a mod­ern busi­ness with ease across bor­ders and cul­tures, as our diplo­mas have a focus on Busi­ness, Inter­na­tional Man­age­ment, Finance, Mar­ket­ing, Entre­pre­neur­ship and Oper­a­tions Management.

Despite the distinctively Czech names of its corporate backers, the school prides itself on its international nature

At present Czech College School of Business offers the following programmes .

  • Executive MBA
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Foundation Degree with Intensive English Language

Contact Czech College, if you are  thinking of studying in Europe . We will be happy to help you with your queries.